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As the Jewish Press went to press on Tuesday night, there were numerous news reports both from Israeli and Arab sources that a cease-fire in attacks on Israel would be announced by
Hamas and the other terrorist groups within the next several days. Also as of Tuesday, all indications are that once that announcement is made, there will be a full court press by the Bush Administration to jump start the “road map” process. It is becoming painfully clear that terror is once again to be rewarded and a repeat of the Oslo tragedy is in the making. And it is not only because Hamas has consistently maintained that it will hold its fire only in so far as it
agrees with what the negotiations bring. Or that Hamas is only thinking about a truce because the IDF is slowly but surely eliminating its leadership. Or that there apparently will be concessions by Israel to bring about the cease-fire.
In his dramatic speech a year ago Tuesday, President Bush declared that Arafat had to go and the terrorist infrastructure had to be dismantled. And there were similar provisions in the “road
map” document. Yet Arafat is not only plainly still in charge, but Abu Abbas has declared he will never move militarily against the terrorist groups. He has also offered to bring them all into his government in a coalition to be headed by Yasir Arafat! We are certain that Secretary of State Powell’s reassuring statement last week that any cessation of fighting would only be a first step that had to be followed by a disarming of Hamas and the other terror groups will soon be lost in the shuffle.
What seems to be happening is that, as in Oslo, process is being elevated over substance. Once again Palestinian non-compliance is being ignored in the hope that a peace process will
assume a life of its own and somehow things will fall into place. And hope once again is displacing logic.
If Oslo taught us anything is that you cannot defer the painful decisions. Hamas must go, now. And so must Arafat.
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Latvia, July 4, 1941 they forced many Jews in the shul putting it on fire; everyone was burned alive
There’s blood on the reporters’ hands AND New Israel Fund for funding groups feeding lies to the UN
Respect & appreciation for our country is not only a civic value but an essential Jewish one as well
Israel, like the non-radical Islamic world. will be happy see the ISIS beheaded for once.
Kids shouldn’t have “uninstructed” Internet access, better to train them how to use it responsibly
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“The only [candidate] that’s going to give real support to Israel is me,” said the 69-year-old Trump.
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Can adoption agencies limit the placement of children to heterosexual couples only?
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Does the pope really believe that Father Dehon’s destructive anti-Jewish calumnies do not disqualify him from the highest honor of the Catholic Church because in his time everyone did it?
There was something else of great importance in play – something we would have liked to see him take into account before deciding to stand with the boycotters.
“Let’s get something straight so we don’t kid each other…[the Iranians] already have paved a path to a bomb’s worth of material,” said Mr. Biden. “Iran could get there now if they walked away in two to three months without a deal.”
Beyond the particulars of this tragic death, however, we should all be concerned about the possibility that a criminal prosecution in a major American city is being driven by fear of mobs in the street.
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